Distributed teams are all the rage these days. They’re deployed by many successful companies. JetBlue, Kalpan, Xerox and even big companies like Dell allow staffers to clock in and clock out in their pajamas. And it seems there’s no stopping this trend. But over the past couple of years, the challenges of managing a remote team started to weigh in on them.
Inspired, the folks at StatusPage.io, a company that helps tech businesses deal with downtime communication efficiently, were very positive about being a distributed team. The co-founders Steve Klein, Scott Klein and Danny Olinsky knew it was going to let them live where they wanted, hire the best talent around the globe, and work from anywhere. All that jazz.
But over the past couple of years, the challenges of being a remote team started to weigh in on them. So much so that they’ve changed their stance on building the team. Steve announced that remote just isn’t for them.
So exactly what befuddled the team and slowed them down?